“Pilgrims are not tourists. They have come, quietly and humbly, to seek the holy and enter more deeply into God’s  Blessedness”.

Sr. Wendy Beckett  

Explore Italy’s Spirituality

Saints of Italy

Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella (New Church)

In 1551 St Philip Neri founded the Confraternity of Pilgrims and Convalescents in order to offer help and assistance to the many pilgrims who came to Rome.

Church of the Gesù

The Church of the Gesù is the mother church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It was built on the same spot as the previous church Santa Maria della Strada, w

Basilicas and churches of Rome

San Sebastiano fuori le mura

St Sebastiano is one of the seven basilicas travellers to Rome usually visited, in particular after 1552 when St. Philip Neri promoted The Pilgrimage of the 7

Basilica of St Peter in chains

Not far from the Coliseum, this Basilica was built in the 5th century over the site where S. Peter was sentenced to death by the Roman Tribunal. The tradition h

Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem

Founded by St Helena AD 320 on the grounds of her private home, this church houses the relics of the true cross where Jesus Christ was crucified upon. In the

St Prassede

The Basilica of Saint Praxedes is an ancient titular church and minor basilica in Rome built on the spring where St Praxedes and her sister St Pudentiana, the

Basilica 12 Apostoli

The Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles is a 6th century minor basilica in Rome. Dedicated originally to St. James and St. Philip, it was restructured by differe

St Andrew delle Fratte

St Andrew delle Fratte is a 17th century basilica church in Rome. The current church was built over a pre-existing one, erected in 1192, called infra hortes ("b

Basilica of St Peter

From the piazza that, with its 140 statues of saints, embrace the Christians who come to centre of Christianity, one enters the Basilica that is the sanctuary a

Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls

Outside the city walls, Emperor Costantine erected the first church dedicated to St Paul, Apostle of the Gentiles. In the courtyard the statue represents this e

Basilica of St John Lateran

Cathedral of Rome, this Basilica is the seat of the Pope and Bishop of the city. It is dedicated to John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, and John the Baptist, v

Basilica of St Mary Major

According to a 13 th century legend, the first church was built by Pope Liberius (352-66) on the site of an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The legend ha

Franciscan Way


In this Basilica, pilgrims can venerate the mortal remains of St. Clare and pray silently in front of the Crucifix which had spoken to Francis.


From the town of Assisi, through beautiful pastoral landscapes, it takes about 15 minutes by walk to get here. It's Convento of St. Damian , where Saint Francis


Francis was officially declared a saint on July 16, 1228. The following day, the pope Gregory IX laid the first stone of the Church of St. Francis which was con

Footstep of St. Paul

Three Fountain Abbey

The Cistercian Three Fountains Abbey is a timeless space. It raises on the spot called Acque Salvie where St. Paul was beheaded by order of Emperor Nero. Tradit

St. Benedict

Subiaco Monastery

Located a few kilometers from the monastery of St. Scholastica, amid spectacular natural scenery, the Monastery of St. Benedict in Subiaco enshrines this cave

Montecassino Abbey

Montecassino Abbey, about 8 south of Rome, is the home of the sacred relics and monastery of St. Benedict (480-543), the patron saint of Europe.

Marian Shrines


An ancient tradition tells that the Holy House of Loreto is the same House where Our Lady Mary was born, grew up and received the angelic announcement.


An ancient tradition tells that the Holy House of Loreto is the same House where Our Lady Mary was born, grew up and received the angelic announcement.


The Sanctuary is set on the old city’s ruins, on a promontory dropping sheer into the sea. The original church was destroyed by Algerian pirates in 1544 and t

Eucharistic Miracles


Alatri Cathedral, is the principal church of Alatri, in south Lazio dedicated to Saint Paul. It houses the relic of the Eucharistic Miracle of 1228.